student study teameducation dictionary

A team of educators, convened at the request of a classroom teacher, parent, or counsellor, that designs in-class intervention techniques to meet the needs of a particular student. The team can consist of the primary teacher, the parent or guardian of the student, two specialists (speech therapist, psychologist, or counsellor), an objective teacher (who does not teach the student in any class), and/or the principal. Six weeks after implementing a programme (counselling, tutoring, or special assignments) for the student, the team reconvenes to determine if further steps, including a transfer to special education classes, are necessary.

(14 Jan 2009)